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policy victories. on c-span2. >> former defense secretary robert gates and former 26 of staff chairman admiral mike mullen predicted dire consequences if automatic cuts are applied to the budget. both talked about the national debt, the need to compromise, and the current condition of service members and their families. this is an hour and 20 minutes. >> thanks, john, for your outstanding leadership and for hosting these forums. i also want to thank my co- chair at the coalition and a full partner here who helped to plan these forums, and the co- chair and presenter. pete, it is going to be a great pleasure to have you as a witness today. i have never been able to ask you hard questions. >> myuestions are all going to be answered by doctor alex rubin. >> last week, jim baker and alex rubin made it clear that the fiscal trajectory and debt are very dangerous to our nation and a u.s. debt crisis is a real possibility. in a few minutes, we will hear from former secretary bob gates and admiral mike mullen on their view of the implications of our current this call outlook. we look forward t
, this was the reason that came back. >> host: was he involved in the discussions? hillary clinton, robert gates and leon panetta. was she in the room? >> guest: not clear but probably not. there were discussions between valerie jared and the president. remember what barack obama said. he told "the new york times" in 2009 and for making an important decision without talking to valerie first. he said they were there two to three times a day. in the first administration while they were hunting bin laden, according to the white house visitor logs the director leon panetta only visits the white house nine times, so two to three times a day on the one hand versus nine times in two years. >> you describe how a number of political advisers met judging by the white house logperch. >> host: this is the interest in the politics. >> host: dimension the president was able to make small decisions but never the big decisions along the way. >> guest: people tend to think of it like a movie the president picks up the phone and tells them to go and cut to the next scene. the fact of the decision is complex and i
: was valerie jarrett involved in any of the discussion, for example with hillary clinton and robert gates and leon panetta? was she a member? >> guest: unclear but probably not. there were a lot of discussions between valerie jarrett and the president himself and remember what barack obama had said about valerie jarrett. he told "the new york times" in 2009, never make an important decision without talking to valerie jarrett first. he said he speaks with her two to three times a day and if you look at white house visitor logs you will notice the first two administrations while they were hunting bin laden, the visitor logs, leon panetta only visits the white house nine times that we have two to three times a day on one hand versus nine times in two years so you have an enormous influence of valerie jarrett. >> host: you describe in your book how a number of political advisers met with the residents far more often judging by the president logs. >> guest: very interested in politics. huskey you've mentioned this particular case study that the president was able to make small decisions but ne
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of veterans like james baker, robert gates, people to consult and be seen wi. they should be getting op eds out there about what romney foreign policy is. right now, it seems quite incoherent, except he is a hostage of the right wing. anybody obama does is wrong. he overstepped the bounds in my opinion when he the president seemed to be siding with the terrorists. >> are they expressing any regret with this? >> they are not. they believe they are being criticized for criticizing exactly the same thing that president obama ended up disavowing. what it makes it look like is that they are trying to pick a fight here with president obama on foreign policy. and that they were looking for something and this was out there and they did it and they acted too quickly. >> in these elections, as you know, doug, we often hear about it in october. right now, this is sort of a september surprise. is this likely to have a huge impact come november 6th? >> well, you toe, wolf, imagine if barack obama had not gotten osama bin laden and gadhafi. the killing of those two terrorists gives him a kind of foreign
is still -- >> robert gates there, leon panetta there, he's been using drones killing one after another. i don't see anything to justify the word weak. you can argue after -- jimmy carter looked like a huge failure. but what's the point now? >> also this is a particularly very -- what happens elsewhere in the islamic world. you have already seen the protests in libya and egypt expand to whether it's cashmere, or pakistan, and the danger that this becomes much bigger and that the kind of conciliatory position that the obama administration has taken might make it look weak down the road when in fact it has been -- >> surely you have to attack anti-islamic stupidity. to say that romney hadn't done so, let's watch the secretary. >> the united states government had absolutely nothing to do with this video. we absolutely reject it's content and message. >> who would be offended. >> >> rochl any has painted himself into a corner. >> there's a clash of civilizations going on. you see this every day on the internet. and i guess romney in a kind of a political tunists's way, doesn't want to offend p
and afghanistan can military commanders like secretary of defense robert gates or adviser james jones continued to call so i unselfconsciously for putting an iraqi or afghan phase on whichever war was being discussed. that is to follow up the image its logical conclusion, put an iraqi or afghan mask that they recognize however inconvenient land or embarrassingly as american. >> watch this and other programs online at booktv booktv. >> journalism professor, richard john talk to the tv about the history of the telegraph and telephone in the u.s. the interview was recorded in the king's college at columbia university's wool library. this half hour interview as of the tv's college series. >> you are watching booktv on c-span 2. they go to universities to talk to professors who are also authors. right now we are at columbia university in new york city and we are joined by professor richard john, who is the author of this book, "network nation: inventing american telecommunications." so professor john, samuel morris invented the telegraph, yes or no? >> guest: no. we loved the heroic advantage and it
not the first time he was threatening koran burnings. at that time robert gates asked him to please not burn the koran because there were so many u.s. troops on the front lines in in afghanistan who could be harmed. now we have learned general martin dempsey joint chief of staff called the pastor and spoke briefly with him this morning. and we are told by the colonel the spokesman for dempsey asking him expressing his concerns over the nature of the film. this film called "muslim innocence" the tensions it will inflame and the violence it will cause. general dempsey asked this pastor in florida to consider withdrawing his support for the film. i am told the pastor was noncommittal. general dempsey concerned about the 74,000 u.s. troops in afghanistan. the taliban is already threatening to attack americans because of this 15-minute film that was placed on youtube. the afghan government has blocked the youtube site so people cannot view that 15-minute inflammatory film. possibly in egypt they are doing the same. concerned about the inflammatory film placed on youtube. >> jennifer griffin at th
of the discussions with hillary clinton, robert gates and land another? was she in the room quiet >> and clear probably not. there were a lot of discussions between valerie garrett and the president himself. remember barack obama has started about valerie garrett, he told "the new york times" in 2009, i never make an important decision without talking to valerie garrett first. he said that he meets with her two to three times a day. if you look away his visitor logs, you'll notice in the first years of the, while they were hunting bin laden, the nci director leon cannata only visits the white house nine times. so you're two to three times a day on one hand versus nine times in two years. you see the enormous influence of valerie garrett. >> host: you describe in your book how they met with the president, often. >> guest: this is the white house white house are interested in politics. >> host: you mention this case study that the president was able to make solid decisions, but never the big decisions along the way. >> guest: people tend to think of it like a movie come with the president picks
of pennsylvania's women. thank you so much. [applause] >> former defense secretary robert gates and former joint chiefs of staff chairman admiral mike mullen talk about u.s. debt and its impact on national security. the center for strategic and international studies and other debt policy ergen stations are hosting the discussion. later we will also hear from president obama's debt reduction commission co-chairs erskine bowles and alan simpson and former white house budget director alice rivlin. this is about three hours. >> this is the start of congressional hearing that unlike the past when i waited for them i get to start. thank you all very much for coming. my name is john hamre and i'm the president of a -- and very honored we are given a chance to partner with these other very important institutions to bring to the public debate, the debate we should be having. i hate to say it but congress is heading out of town and i don't know if you saw the poll ratings but they have 12% popularity. that is because the for it combination of reasons. they are not doing their job and we need, we need poli
to that from robert gates. why he says it is time for the adults to make a decision that's one smart board. what else does it do, reverse gravity? [ laughs ] [ laughs ] [ whooshing ] tell me about it. why am i not going anywhere? you don't believe hard enough. a smarter way to shop around. now that's progressive. call or click today. [ grunting ] oh, hey alex. just picking up some, brochures, posters copies of my acceptance speech. great! it's always good to have a backup plan, in case i get hit by a meteor. wow, your hair looks great. didn't realize they did photoshop here. hey, good call on those mugs. can't let 'em see what you're drinking. you know, i'm glad we're both running a nice, clean race. no need to get nasty. here's your "honk if you had an affair with taylor" yard sign. looks good. [ male announcer ] fedex office. now save 50% on banners. "are you a cool mom?" i'm gonna find out. [ female announcer ] swiffer wetjet's pads are better than ever. now they have the scrubbing power of mr. clean magic eraser so you don't have to get down on your hands and knees to scrub away tough,
officials like robert gates and james jones continue to call unconsciously putting an iraqi or afghan phase on whichever war was being discussed. that is to follow the image to the logical conclusion, putting on an iraqi or afghan mask on her face. however inconveniently or as embarrassing as american. >> tumultuous online at booktv.org. >> two full days of live coverage of the national book festival. next weekend on booktv on c-span2. it takes place on the national mall in washington dc. go to booktv.org typical schedule. >> up next, jefferson morley recounts the first race riot in washington dc which took place in august of 1835 and the two subsequent criminal trials that were tried by th
they are preventable. that is why two years ago today, defense secretary robert gates and i launched the national action alliance for suicide prevention. under the leadership of senator smith and secretary mchuggh, the lines brought together advocates from private and philanthropic sectors, health care providers, public officials, business and faith leaders and other federal departments and the armed forces. together kobe help shape a new strategy for suicide prevention that acknowledges the specific roles each part of the community can play in preventing suicide. we tried to identify the areas where collaboration can actually make the biggest difference. already, the action alliance has galvanized over 200 leaders in the pro -- public and private sector to join forces and do their part in fulfilling the alliance goal of a nation free from the tragic experience of suicide. as private partners step up to the plate, our department also is committed to doing our part. today i am proud to announce nearly $56 million in new grants to support the national strategy. as part of the ^ lee smith immoral ac
on this. >> monday, robert gates and mike mullen discuss the impact of the u.s. debt on national security. other speakers include erskine bowles and alan simpson, both shares of president obama's debt reduction commission. it is live beginning at 12:30 p.m. eastern on c-span 2. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] now a conversation with former education secretary bill bennett, now an author and radio talk-show host. he was a guest on today's " washington journal." this is just over 45 minutes. we want to welcome bill bennett, former education secretary. we want to talk to you about education and friday, the forum introducing your former employee, intern, now the vice president nominee of paul ryan. when did you first meet paul ryan? guest: i met him at power america, hired by ben webber, former -- it was vin webber, jack kemp, and we were the partners of partner of america and paul ryan was hired as speech writer and staff assistant to jack kemp and also when i needed help. host: do you think he has helped the ti
obama kept many of the bush national security people around him like robert gates, the secretary of defense, at the beginning of his administration. so to some extent, you've actually got a point. but in terms of bin laden, you know, there's a clip of george w. bush at one point saying i don't knowy is, i don't care much about him, there's the myth that water board kh-g is torture says john mccain, among others, who was tortured, led to the getting of bin laden, which in fact on george w. bush's watch he didn't get bin laden and also the president who has given credit to the navy seals, even though there are seals now out there speaking out against him, but just like when jimmy carter tried to get the iranian hostages out with delta force and that mission failed, and certainly led perhaps and was the key ingredient in the end of the carter presidency, had the attempt to get bin laden failed, had those navy seals not been successful or had we lost any lives of seals in the attempt to get bin laden, that could have really ended the obama presidency. so whether you think he deserves
to the drawing board, thank you. >> thank you. i will call a few more names. barbara raymond, katherine roberts, al winerup, nick freeman, christian ettiger. >> i'm rod block, executive director for golden gate restaurant association. i'm here in two capacities, the business community and as someone followed cca in 2004 when first voted for and i worked for supervisor pier. at that time cca was promised to create thousands of local jobs, green jobs, move the city to 100% renewable at better price than pg&e. eight years later we have a contract before you. a contract that is going to cost close to $20 million, not counting six million already spent, which the controller says will cost jobs, not increase, not create city and city-owned power generation and will cost residents 77% more for electricity generation. let's look at the players in this process. shell energy. so shell energy, pg&e, clean power sf and rate payers. shell energy we found out two days ago started drilling in alaska, also the largest investors in the canadian and carbon intense way. pg&e a local company has challenges. they h
in washington, d.c. former defense secretary robert gates, former joint chiefs of staff chairman admiral mike mullen will talk about national security implementations and of the u.s. debt. coming up later president obama's debt reduction commission cochairs, erskine bowles and alan simpson will join former white house budget director alice rivlin and senate budget, former senate budget committee chairman pete domenici. they are going to discuss various bipartisan plans to cut the debt. this is just beginning. you're watching live coverage here on c-span2. >> we're facing the most perilous time from a national security standpoint in my memory but the threat is not outside the united states. it's inside. it is our inability to get our act together, is in my view the greatest risk we face from a national security standpoint. we want to drill in on this today, and i want to say a special thank you to these remarkable leaders who have decided, talking with chairman gray and he said that he has been spending too much time on the outside avoiding trouble. now he realizes the country needs him to get
on the golden gate very scary and on muni to crack the code into ride for free. stanley roberts reported yesterday, a securities law is a with a very specific type of clipper card. tonight, dan kerman explains how it works and what transit officials are doing about it. >> a securities law has been the start of a limited used for cards. >> a new generation of smart phones could be used >> these smart phones must have and as the technology like the samsung galaxy and must be loaded with the software program designed to rebuff transit agencies. >> division construction is well under way on the new 49ers stadium. elise year read is live in santa clara with details on a special tour. >> there have not been many opportunities for the public to see what is going on inside of the stadium as it is being built. today, we had a chance to see that construction has mark. the frames except a little over 100 ft.. the project executive says four more stories will be built on top of that. >> we are told that this is a very aggressive schedule but they are on track to be open for the 2014 season. >>
: it was the final flight, a victory lap around california, piggy back, passing landmarks like the golden gate bridge and the hollywood sign. >> right over there, right over there. >> what a sight, never saw anything like that in my life. >> reporter: above communities, where they built endeavour 20 years ago, bill roberts worked on it for decades. >> it is the home of the endeavour, we're very glad to see it come here. >> reporter: the orbitter that traveled through space touched down for the last time at international airport. but it is the final earth bound leg of its trip, the final through l.a.x. and city streets and the science center, had some wishing it would stay away. gina fields woke up to it. >> we just woke up to our trees being taken away. it is heartbreaking. >> reporter: 400 trees are being removed to make way for the endeavour's wing span. final hearings were held this week. >> i'm tired of people coming into our community, doing things behind our back. >> reporter: and while the california science center will create trees for those lost, and create sidewalks, residents wonder if the
roberts, kron 4 >>jacqueline: and also, let us take a look the coast with 50s to half moon bay. a det that fog what the golden gate with very little visibility. and he could get worse, overnight as it becomes more widespread will work conditions to borrow. he was cuffetomorrow-mar of tabs, pleasant. with upper '70s, '80s. temperatures, pleasant. >>jacqueline: that fog will continue to persist along the coast the entire day tomorrow expected. cooler, with more widespread fog and for the weekend no fog expected with more sunshine and warmer conditions. much warmer, inland with nearly 100 degrees by monday. and 90's on the bayshore and even the coast is getting in on that warming trend. 70's. and a rather strong system tuesday, wednesday, thursday and that is going to cool things back down. go to our new channel. comcast 193 for the latest news, weather and traffic updates. 7 >> good evening, finally, milkey barrera has been off the roster the final home game. with cabrera the giants will finish in san diego. the last time but that the crowd at at&t park and cheer. with 22 on this season
the bounty-gate saints winless. >> cardinals join the houston and atlanta as the only 3-0 team. also dallas wins its home depot opener. chicago beats the rams, cincinnati's andy dalton outperforms robert griffin iii and bengals win. jacksonville comes back to beat the colts, buffalo snaps it's 8- game losing streak and baltimore hosts new england, it's 3-0 with the patriots leading. >>> the oakland a's have a single -digit magic number, 8. the a's hold off the yankees in new york. cliff pennington was the offensive hero. he hits the pitch and sends it out, 2-run homer for pennington. pennington provides the game-winning rbi single. josh donaldson scores. they head to texas to play four game with the rangers. >>> giant fans came to watch a baseball game that met very little in the bigger scheme of things after clinching the national league west division yesterday. the energy just wasn't there, the meaning wasn't there and the padres mark kotsay makes it 5-3. san diego snaps the giant's 6-game-winning streak, 6-4, but nobody cares and nobody got hurt. >>> they host arizona on tuesday. >>> one
defense secretary robert mcnamara. >> well, we're here to put caesar in the ground today. >> reporter: and he embraced the odd ball in his provocative examination of "pet cemeteries," gates of heaven." and if morris courts the image of an eccentric, don't be fooled. and how many commercials have you made over the years? >> maybe a thousand commercials. reporter: and he is the hard-driving director of commercials. >> we all learn to pull our weight. >> reporter: for everything from miller beer to nike shoes. >> can you see it? it seems like it should be shorter, doesn't it? >> reporter: all this allows morris to hunt projects dear to it heart like his multiyear study of the jeffrey mcdonald case, now a 500-page book, a wilderness of error. >> this is the story where the defense was forced to play with a deck of cards where most of the cards had been with held. it was just simply unfair. >> reporter: mcdonald has always maintained that four hippies entered his home enacting what seemed to be a copycat version of the man son family murders, a series of grisly killings that took place in
about the wonderful parties the von neumann's gate. and one time to invited the computer group to go pick antiwar my prettiest black dress, and i said say, i had bright red hair, and i got to dance with j. robert oppenheim oppenheimer. [laughter] can anybody else say that? [laughter] [applause] >> thank you so much. one other quick thing. you were telling me earlier that you're thinking about writing your memoir, write a book. talk about that and especially the title. >> yes. today, i don't think young women are called secretaries. they are called administrative assistants. they have pretty fancy titles, but in 1946, i was only the secretary. and i think that's what i wanted to title my little memoir, because you can do a lot of good as a secretary. i don't say you're very important, but they need you here and all of you probably have had secretaries. were they important to you? [applause] >> and i also had a wonderful experience. i was a secretary at nyu, because when i needed a job, i went to eniac institution because that was my experience, and i've had great experiences being onl
flight, a victory lap around california, piggy backed past landmarks like the golden gate bridge and the hollywood sign. >> oh, right there! right over there! >> what a sight. never seen anything like that in my life. >> reporter: above communities where engineers build endeavor 21 years ago. bill roberts worked on shuttles for decades. >> southern california is definitely the home of endeavor. we're very glad to see her come here. >> and liftoff of the maiden voyage of endeavor. >> reporter: the orbiter that traveled 123 million miles through space touched down for the last time at los angeles international airport, but it's the final earth-bound leg of its trip, the 12 miles from l.a.x. through city streets to the california science center that has some wishing the shuttle had stayed away. gina fields grew up in this neighborhood. >> we just wake up the our tree being cut down, our childhood being taken away. it's really heartbreaking. >> reporter: 400 trees are being removed to make way for endeavor's 78-foot wingspan. final approval was given after a heated public hearing thi
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